Police remain in a Stoke-on-Trent street this afternoon after a man was found with a serious head injury.
An unmarked car is currently parked outside a property containing two flats.
Now neighbours have spoken of their shock and concern at the incident and have wished the man a speedy recovery.
Jordan Smith, of Hyndley Close, says he is glad that officers are maintaining a presence in the street.
The 28-year-old said: “I was asleep when it happened as I have to be up for work at 3am.
“It’s a shame what has happened it really is, it’s not nice at all. The police have remained in the street for most of the day and that has been reassuring in case they come back to the street. You just don’t know these days.
“I just hope the man is okay. It’s a dangerous world we live in now. I hope the police find the person responsible for it.”
Raymond Goodwin, of Hyndley Close, says the police had knocked on his door asking if he had witnessed what happened.
The 79-year-old said: “The police came and knocked on the door at around 11.15pm to ask if we had seen anything but we didn’t. It came as a shock what has happened.
“The police have been here ever since which is reassuring having them here. It’s surprising because it’s usually a quiet street, it’s not bad at all.
“I hope the man is okay. They’re somebody’s son and the end of the day.”
And Mark Holmes, aged 57, of Hyndley Close, said: “It’s a shock because I didn’t hear anything. I only found out when I saw the unmarked police car.
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“I hope the man makes a good recovery, it’s not very nice. If I had seen something I would have called the police myself.”
A Staffordshire Police spokesman said: “A man in his 30s was found having sustained a serious head injury and suspected broken arm after an assault.
“He was conveyed to hospital by the ambulance service where he remains in a stable condition.”
Anyone with any information is asked to contact Staffordshire Police on Facebook, Twitter, or by calling 101 quoting incident 756 of April 20.
Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
An Ambulance Service spokesman said: “We were called at 8.58pm last night to Hyndley Close, Bucknall, Stoke on Trent. Two ambulances and a paramedic officer attended the scene and arrived to find a man who had sustained injuries after reportedly been assaulted. He was given treatment on scene before being conveyed to hospital for further care.”
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